Choosing a Nursing Home

Choosing A Nursing Home

Some Considerations

Choosing the right nursing home can seem a very daunting task.   There are some basic things to consider. If you would like help just call me on 087  243 1638 or email me.

We advise clients to pay special attention to:

  • Do residents have access to dental, chiropody, hairdressing services in the home?
  • Is there a dedicated GP Service? And what emergency care services are available?
  • Are the costs obvious? Identify fixed and variable costs
  • Confirm that is a registered home approval status – HIQA, and NHI/
  • Is Nursing Home in the Fair Deal Scheme?
  • Contract of care  – review nursing home policy
  • Ask about availability and waiting list
  • Meet with nursing home manager and take a conducted tour of the nursing home – observe facilities and conditions
  • Talk to staff and residents


For more advice Email Larry Power here or call him on 087 2431 638